Great Plains LIFE Foundation is a
501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
drop out of high
school every day
The U.S. is now
ranked 19th in the world’s high school graduation rates
of our children in
high school are
Here in Illinois,
over 70,000 students drop out annually
A high school
drop out will earn
about $250,000 less than high school
High school dropouts are 72% more
likely to be unemployed than graduates
Dropouts make up approximately half
of heads of
Three out of four prison inmates never earned a high school diploma
77% of state
prison inmates who did not complete high school or earn a
Your Support, Your Legacy, Your Future
Your generous gift will provide additional opportunities for students at risk of dropping out of high school; assuring them and
America of a brighter future!
Please join us and become a partner in this important project.
"Great Plains LIFE Foundation is available to help you reach your goals and aspirations, but when it comes down to it, your attitude and actions will determine the outcome. You can make a commitment and work towards a brighter future, or become just another statistic of those who fail to complete school. The choice is yours."
-Director of Public Relations Liz Skinner
and Director of Development Paul Segobiano
The high school dropout rate is a key factor contributing to the cycle of poverty
"Generation after generation, children finished nearly two more years of schooling than their parents. We created the world's top research universities. But then we slowed down and others sped up. In the 1960s, the U.S. had the top high school graduation rate in the world; by the early 2000s, we were 19th. Our college graduation rates of young people have fallen into 12th place...Relentless global competition is here to stay. We shouldn't be scared nor discouraged.
That's not who we are as Americans."
-David Gergen, Public Service Harvard professor
& senior CNN political analyst
(Information courtesy of Parade article)
"The scientific and technical building blocks of our economic leadership are eroding at a time when many other nations are gathering strength"
-National Academy of Sciences